New study reveals arthritis impacts African-Americans and Hispanics more than Whites

ATLANTA, GA — Arthritis causes more pain and limitations for African-Americans and Hispanics than for
whites, according to a study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

African-Americans were 17 percent less likely to report having arthritis than whites, and Hispanics were 46 percent less likely to
report the condition than whites, the study said. However, African-Americans and Hispanics with arthritis were almost twice as
likely to report severe joint pain and work limitations attributed to their arthritis when compared to whites, it said.

The study, “Difference in the Prevalence and Impact of Arthritis among Racial/Ethnic Groups,” was published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. Read More »